Let's Keep it Clean!

Handcrafted vegetable glycerin soap bars made in small batches in rural Perthshire, Scotland

Glycerin soaps are considered to be one of the most moisturizing types of soap. Glycerin is a vegetable-derived humectant which attracts moisture from the air to your skin and keeps it locked in. Unlike some soaps that dry your skin out and make it feel tight and even flaky, glycerin soap keeps your skin feeling more hydrated for several hours after you use it.

With incredible fragrances and skin-softening ingredients like olive oil they’re effective, great for your skin, and great for the environment, too. Why not give them a try?


The Environment Matters!

When bar soap with a high glycerin content is stored in damp conditions, the glycerin in the soap draws moisture out of the air and onto the soap which then appears as little beads of water on your soap bar, just like morning dew on blades of grass! At first, this can look like frost but if you look closely, you can see hundreds of tiny little water droplets covering the surface of the bar. This is sometimes referred to as soap sweating (yuck!) but the other name for this phenomenon is glycerin dew – which certainly sounds better!

So the dew is actually moisture from the air that the glycerin attracts, not moisture coming from inside the soap – it’s not melting! The more humid and damp the environment that the soap is stored in, the more likely you are to see this phenomenon. Glycerin dew doesn’t affect your soap’s ability to clean, it shows that it is doing the job intended – attracting moisture!

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